Vacheron in Las Vegas

I was recently at a medical conference in Las Vegas which was held at the Palazzo Hotel.
As luck would have it the Vacheron Boutique is at the same hotel. So without hesitation, I dropped by to say hello.
First, I have to say that my reception was outstanding. The manager, David Gleason and his assistant Faye were really gracious in spending time with me, showing me some of the outstanding piece and just chatting about Vachero's work.
David had been to the Manufacture himself and was an extremely knowledgeable individual, so we had a lot to talk about.
He showed me a Gold Coin watch with the hidden movement; but in this case it was skeletonized. What a beauty! many other watches were on display. It is not a large boutique but they do have some quality pieces!
Unfortunately I did not have my camera with me at the time (a major faux pas), but was quite involved in looking at these gorgeous pieces that I totally forgot about taking a picture in any case.
If you are in Las Vegas it's definitely worth a visit!
Hi Joseph, is this the one?
11/11/2013 - 22:56
Did you see this Metiers d'Art 20$ Openworked (ref. 33059/000J-0000)? I saw this watch at the NYC Boutique.  It is pretty stunning, no?  The cal. 1003 SQ is exquisite. It seems that many brands have offered coin watches, but to open this one and see that beautiful movement skeletonized and made in gold -- well, it is just a beautiful thing. Now Joseph, if you had brought your camera to the Vegas Boutique, we would be looking at much better photos right now. I'm just saying.  All the best, Robert 
Re: Hi Joseph, is this the one?
11/11/2013 - 23:33
That is THE one!. I felt exactly as you described. My jaw dropped as I opened it. I didn't realize it was a skeletonized version until I opened it. The workmanship is quite astonishing. Your photos are excellent by the way. I have to get a macro lens for my Leica. I sold most of my Nikon gear. Joseph
Re: Vacheron in Las Vegas
11/12/2013 - 01:52
JB.... If I find myself in Vegas I must ( and the order is important):- 1) ascertain why I am in Vegas 2) find out how I got there 3) congratulate the groom / person responsible 4) work out how I win back my losses 5) congratulate my friend for winning back my losses 6) work out how come I am so lucky with women 7) congratulate my friend for waking me up in time for 'line dancing' 8) Congratulate myself for having so may great friends 9) other 10)) shop 11) find a watch store 12) see the VC store 13) strike up a conversation with another human 14) realise they work for VC 15) sober up 16) go home I think I may have mixed up the order of the last 3, G
Re: Re: Vacheron in Las Vegas
11/12/2013 - 01:57
Just the last 3 ??? surprise See you soon! Best, Joseph
ROTFLMAO! excellent :-)
11/12/2013 - 10:09
Joseph, I read about this watch in a VC magazine. They
11/12/2013 - 07:55
say that the art of splitting the said $20 coin in half is so incredibly difficult and an art itself.  This is one of the rare VC's that one rarely gets to see. You are indeed lucky.
Hello kk,
11/12/2013 - 13:27
Thank you. The case is actually a real $20 gold piece. I hope VC bought them before the price of gold went up.blush I have seen other manufacturers' similar watches with gold coins from other countries as well. But this one, which doesn't get much publicity (that I have seen) with its skeletonized movement is something to behold! Joseph
a pretty exhaustive look into VC's coin watches can be
11/12/2013 - 13:34
Thanks Alex.
11/12/2013 - 17:25
Here are 2 links
11/12/2013 - 13:36
Thanks JB. You are lucky that you got to see one.
11/12/2013 - 17:24
I really like the skelotonized coin watch
11/12/2013 - 16:30
The pocket watch version is at the top of my list. :-)